Sunday, 27 January 2008

The Weekend.

  1. Finished J M Coetzee's 'Foe' - it has good rhythm in the writing, and the constant suspense is quite addictive- makes you turn the pages pretty quickly.
  2. I can't believe I studied this weekend! (Only for an hour, but still!) What is the world coming to??
  3. Monkey-Man is on Facebook, and now on Blogspot! He uses Superpoke for obscene things too. Whoever is behind it has way too much time on their hands. (Neelu and Somdev- are you listening?)
  4. Watched 'Top Ten Best Johnny Depp Movies' on Zee Studio. Must really get hold of the ones I haven't seen, and watch them- like Chocolat, Finding Neverland and Donnie Brasco! To think I consider myself a Johnny Depp fan, and haven't even seen these- shocking!
  5. Cooked 'Ilish Maacher Bhape'. It was pretty good, actually.
  6. This weather rocks- I mean, really. Nothing beats curling up under the blanket with Obelix! (My cat, in case you're scandalised...)
  7. Had Vegetable Hot And Sour Soup last night. Damn- no chicken. When will this blasted bird flu end? It's getting mighty annoying now.
  8. Tried to bully Ma into taking me shopping at the new Landmark (I refuse to call it Starmark) at South City- she didn't take kindly to the suggestion, but muttered something about 'much needed relaxation'. Heh.
  9. Been on a Western Classical music downloading spree- Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, even a little of Pavarotti. Now my latest obsession is 'Beethoven's 9th Symphony'. It's just BRILLIANT- how did a deaf man compose such music?? (Come to think of it, Stevie Wonder's blind, yet he's a whiz at the piano... *sigh* Some people are just too gifted.)
  10. Tried reading a bit of Dominique Lappierre's 'City of Joy'. Bloody book is sooo unbelievably negative. I know I read just twenty pages or so, but he makes us come off as poor, illiterate, superstitious, uncouth people! Shall try finishing the book, maybe it shows us in a better light towards the end..?


Esmo said...

where on earth did u get ilish from at this time of the year????
and the 9th symphony is truly superb..ode to joy is just unbelievable!!!
btw u owe me the classical tracks!!!!

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

dominique lapierre pisses me off sometimes. yeah, so we ARE poor, illiterate and uncouth. so what? we do a pretty good job of being that way. so good, in fact, that people write books about it. try and find me a book about the poor, illiterate and uncouth in france that has been made into a film with patrick swayze in it, do. =]

the soliloquist said...

You studied???


(Incidentally, what did you study?)

rukmini said...

Er... I copied CCB notes (that I had missed) over the weekend. That doesn't count. But, to re-emphasize sohini's question: What DID you study?? L&OA?

Fishy! said...

@ Esmo: I dunno, Ma managed to get ilish- really good pieces, too! I shall give you the classical tracks this week, don't worry.

@ Doubletake, Doublethink: Yes, but the point is- we're also so much MORE than poor, illiterate and uncouth. Lapierre doesn't seem to see it that way, not for the bit I've read, atleast.

@ The Soliloquist: Heh, I dunno WHY I studied. No idea what's come over me. Studied a bit of Robinson Crusoe.

@ Rukmini: Nope, Post-Colonial Literature- Robinson Crusoe. Just for an hour, though. :P

speedpost said...

Mr. Lapierre is also a nanga bachha sensationalist. Just wen I was beginning to have some faith in mankind.

SPIRITed! said...

If you want negative, then try reading The Inheritance Of Loss.I read something like,maybe, two chapters and left it to rot in my bookshelf.Never, I promised myself, was I ever going to reading Booker Prize winning novels.

little boxes said...

*sniff*...its sub zero here!!
and no i didnt study over the weekend...i went to agra!!